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Title: Acer spicatum

Author: Pijut, Paula M.;

Date: 2004

Source: In: Francis, John K., ed. Wildland shrubs of the United States and its territories: thamnic. Vol. 1. Gen. Tech. Rep. IITF-26. Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry: 27-29.

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Description: Mountain maple is a tall, deciduous shrub or clumped small tree that grows 3 to 10 m tall and can spread to form dense thickets (Dirr 1998; Gleason and Cronquist 1991; van Gelderen and others 1994). In the northern part of its native range mountain maple reaches a maximum height of 6 m (Sullivan 1993). Leaves are opposite, simple, threelobed or obscurely five-lobed, coarsely and irregularly serrate, dark yellowish-green, glabrous with impressed veins (adaxial), lighter green and pubescent (abaxial), truncate to cordate at the base, and 5 to 13 cm long and wide (Dirr 1998; Gleason and Cronquist 1991; van Gelderen and others 1994).

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Pijut, Paula M. 2004. Acer spicatum. In: Francis, John K., ed. Wildland shrubs of the United States and its territories: thamnic. Vol. 1. Gen. Tech. Rep. IITF-26. Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry: 27-29.

 


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